North Korea has at least eight industrial facilities that can produce chemical agents; however, the production rate and types of munitions are uncertain. Presumably one or more of the agents [sarin, tabun, phosgene, adamsite, prussic acid and a family of mustard gases] comprising the basis of North Korean chemical weapons are produced at the Sinhung Chemical Complex, probably including tear agents.
The Sinhung location is ambiguous, since there are several populated places with this placename, the location of one of which is not obviously inconsistent with one of the locations on the ROK maps, the identity of which is otherwise obscure [and the location of which is somewhat uncertain, since the position of this facility differs noticeably between the two editions of the map].
Sinhung Chemical Complex
NAME DESIG. LATITUDE LONGITUDE AREA UTM JOG NO.
PPL 39°13'29"N 126°45'30"E KN15 CW04 NJ52-01
PPL 39°45'10"N 126°34'45"E KN15 BX90 NJ52-01
PPL 39°45'51"N 125°52'48"E KN11 YQ40 NJ51-04
Sinhung: see Sinhung-ni
PPL 39°47'38"N 126°28'32"E KN15 BX80 NJ52-01
PPL 39°53'00"N 124°36'00"E KN00 XE31 NJ51-04
PPL 39°54'00"N 124°29'00"E KN00 XE21 NJ51-04
PPL 39°54'00"N 125°22'00"E KN00 YE01 NJ51-04
Sinhung: see Sinhungdong
RSTN 39°55'08"N 126°05'32"E KN11 BX52 NJ52-01
PPL 39°57'00"N 124°28'00"E KN00 XE22 NJ51-04
Sinhung: see Sinhung-up
PPL 40°11'36"N 127°33'21"E KN03 CX74 NK52-10
RSTN 40°12'00"N 127°33'00"E KN00 CK75 NK52-10
Sinhung: see Sinhung-gun
ADM2 40°15'00"N 127°40'00"E KN00 CK85 NK52-10
PPL 40°27'00"N 125°19'00"E KN00 XE98 NK51-12
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